A Phrygian scale for guitar.
The A Phrygian is a seven-note scale, it is also called a mode. Colored circles in the diagram mark the notes in the scale (darker color highlighting the root notes). In the fretboard pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 5th fret.
A Phrygian 2 octaves
A Phrygian full fretboard
A Phrygian note names
The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.
The A Phrygian scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: half, whole, whole, whole, half, whole, whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The A Phrygian is the third mode of the F Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note. Since Phrygian has a Minor scale quality it can also be seen as a mode of the D Minor.
The A Phrygian is also the same as the A Minor apart from one note, the second in the scale.
This scale is typically played in styles such as Spanish music and metal.
The easiest way to learn this scale is to think of it as the F Major starting on its third note.
Chords that are related to this scale are the following:
|Bb, Bbmaj7, Bb6, Bb6/9, Bbmaj9, Bbmaj13|
|C, C7, C6, C6/9, C9, C11, C13|
|Dm, Dm7, Dm9, Dm11|
|F, Fmaj7, F6, F6/9, Fmaj9, Fmaj13|
|Gm, Gm7, Gm6, Gm9, Gm11, Gm13|
The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the A Phrygian scale, with some possible ones excluded.
Related to this scale is the A Phrygian Dominant Mode. It is identical with the A Phrygian except for a major instead of a minor third. It can be displayed as follows:
The A Phrygian Dominant contains the same notes as the D Harmonic Minor Scale, but starts on another note.
Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.Normal tempo:
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